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#1 OFFLINE   usnret

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

Contemplating buying an AM21 from D. Would it be safe to put it under my HR34 or better on top. Don't have the room to put it nearby vice over/under.
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#2 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

Contemplating buying an AM21 from D. Would it be safe to put it under my HR34 or better on top. Don't have the room to put it nearby vice over/under.
Thanks for info

I have a couple and have had them under & over, but I also now notice "some dents" on their top case from being "under" too many receivers.
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#3 OFFLINE   jamieh1

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

I keep mine under on top of my HR23s. Looks better. Does not matter there are no air ducts on the top of the AM21. See which one looks better.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:06 PM

Either should work but the HR34 is a pretty heavy box and no guarantees what would happen over time.
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#5 ONLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

I keep mine under on top of my HR23s.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

I have 2 and both are on top of my R22s. Plus, on 1 of those setups I have a 26" LCD sitting as well.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:27 PM

I have a cookie cooling rack between the two boxes which permits air flow between them.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:02 PM

I have mine on top and also recommend you put it on top of receiver :)

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:56 AM

Functionally, it makes no difference whatsoever. My AM21 has been working fine while sitting underneath my HR34 in an enclosure that has only one open side since I have had both. The HR34 reports a temperature of 106° in an ambient environment of 75°. As a point of reference, my HR2x/AM21 combinations all report 10-15 degrees higher.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:20 AM

Mine has been under my 34 for over a year. No issues so far. The 34 has more of a flat black finish and my AM21 is glossy. I think it just looks better underneath.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

I too have my AM-21 UNDER my HR-34 Genie
Upstairs , I have my AM-21 sitting on TOP of my HR-23
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:28 PM

I had mine on top of the HR21-100 with no apparent problems. I like having some space between the two cases, so I used some 1/2 inch spacers to further separate the two cases, helping air flow.

Now I have the AM21 on top of my samsung blu ray player, and that has caused no problems with either.

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